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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned
12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris
13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray
16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science
18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June
20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco
22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise
24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration
30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities
36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?
46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK
50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry
On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times
60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach
66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner
72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam
76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis
78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms
82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success
84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides
87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry
COMPANY PROFILE
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
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EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned
12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris
13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray
16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science
18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June
20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco
22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise
24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration
30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities
36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?
46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK
50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry
On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times
60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach
66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner
72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam
76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis
78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms
82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success
84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides
87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry
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Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
NBA Experience opens doors at Disney Springs
The NBA Experience, an immersive and interactive new attraction at Disney Springs in Florida, has celebrated its grand opening, with Disney CEO Bob Iger and NBA commissioner Adam Silver unveiling the new venture.
Toyota opens branded experience centre in Texas
Car manufacturer Toyota has opened its first visitor attraction in North America – the 44,000sq ft (13,400sq m) Toyota Experience Center (TEC) at its headquarters in Plano, Texas.
Waterway above Notre Dame among 'People's Design Competition' for new cathedral roof
A competition to find alternative designs to replace the destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral roof has attracted a number of innovative "solutions" – including a rooftop waterway over the medieval cathedral.
Rising curatorial talents win Art Fund financing to build museum collections
The UK's Art Fund has announced the latest winners of its New Collecting Awards, chosen to help rising star curators to build collections for their museums.
Helter-skelter ride installed inside Norwich Cathedral
A 55-ft (16.8m) helter-skelter ride set up in the nave of Norwich Cathedral in England, will give visitors a new perspective on the historic building, say cathedral bosses.
Matthias Li to step down as Ocean Park CEO in 2020
Following 25 years of service, Matthias Li, chief executive of Hong Kong attraction Ocean Park, has announced that he will retire at the start of July 2020, with the operator starting a global search to identify his successor.
New Euromonitor report envisions entertainment venue of the future
Entertainment venues need to undergo technological and design upgrades to prepare them for the experience-seeking consumer of 2040, according to research by Euromonitor International.
Tintagel Castle bridge restores 500-year-old connection as £5m heritage project opens to the public
A £5m (US$6m, €5.4m) programme of improvements by English Heritage at Cornish tourist attraction Tintagel Castle has reached a milestone, with the opening of a footbridge that joins the two halves of the castle for the first time in more than 500 years.
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COMPANY PROFILE
Gantner Ticketing

GANTNER Ticketing was established in 1990. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems - Experience the experience
Have you ever wondered how the fun is created? Polin Waterparks is a global market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks and water play attractions. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2018 – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


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